The Library subscribes to a number of databases that enables you to search and access articles (journals/magazines), conference proceedings, research papers, newspapers, etc.
To access to the databases please ensure that you have signed into myUniHub.
Then use the relevant links from the My Study > My Library page. See Accessing Electronic Resources.
These databases can usually be searched by subject keywords and can be refined by date, source type (journal article, peer-reviewed journals), etc. A successful search will provide you with a list of references to relevant materials. Many of the databases provide an abstract (summary) of the article's content, which gives an indication of its usefulness and relevance. A typical example is this search in Business Source Complete:
The library will hold many of the items in the databases, however sometimes references are found for items that are not covered by our subscription. If this is the case, it is usually possible to obtain the articles using the Inter Library Loan Service.
Google Scholar is the academic searching tool provided by Google. When used on campus, it is already set to link to our e-resources.You will see Full-Text @ Middlesex in the results you get.
To set Google Scholar to do this on your home PC you need to:
Scholar will now find our e-resources when you search and will display the Full-Text @ Middlesex link.
However, you will not be able to link to these e-resources unless you are also logged into MyUniHub and have clicked on one of the items in the My Study > My Library box, e.g. the Library Subject Guides. So make sure you do this before you search. (Doing this automatically logs you in to access the resources.)
Some limitations of Google Scholar:
So please try Summon, the Middlesex University Library search tool for all our resources. Summon has some advantages over Google:
To search for specific journal articles, i.e. where you know the details of the article you are looking for, you can use either the:
To browse for journal articles on a specific topic, you can use either:
If you want to know more about the difference between searching Summon and individual journals databases, have a look at this article "Summon or not to Summon, that is the question..."
To help you get the best results from our Databases or the Internet, try the following search tips: